“The Paris Incident” World Premiere

I was very pleased to be able to attend the world premiere of my orchestra piece, “The Paris Incident”, on July 23rd, at the Urbana High School Auditorium. The Urbana Pops Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Larson, did a fantastic job with a difficult piece, and I couldn’t have been happier. You can see this terrific performance, here! Thanks to Debra Larson for the video footage! Enjoy!...

Fitz and Walloughs Wish You A Happy Valentine’s Day!

Once upon a time, in New York City, there lived a little aspiring composer. He met an incredible performer and a brilliant writer and – together – they created two incredibly bizarre, hilarious, filthy, profane, and ridiculous piece of theatre. The first – “The Only Thing Straight Is My Jacket” – established their dynamic, and netted the performer a Best Actor award at the New York Fringe Festival. The second – “Fitz and Walloughs Get It In The End!” – almost made it to the Fringe Festival, only to be sidelined by the performers completely collapsed lung. The show did go on, a year later, Off-Off-Broadway, at the Ace of Spades, where it ran for a few performances. We made an album of that show, and this is one of the songs I’m most proud of. It likens love to a disgusting infection. Happy Valentine’s...

Angle of Incidence is here!

I’m so pleased to be a part of this on-going sci-fi anthology film series. You can check out the first prequel short film – The Judas Run – right now! The second prequel short – Portunus – will be coming out next week. The feature film will be shot later this year. If you’d like to contribute to our crowd-funding campaign, you can go here. There are lots of amazing perks, including limited edition autographed CDs of the score, and much more. You can listen to the score for The Judas Run, here. I’ll be posting about some of the custom sounds we created for the score, next week! Please take a minute to check out this very cool project, and consider helping us out! Thanks so...

Halloween Tunes

The Halloween season always puts me in mind of my skirt/fishnets/combat boots/eyebrow ring/black makeup period/phase/epoch. It was such a liberating and delightful time. Below, please find links to some classic tunes sure to add some genuine gloom to your Halloween party playlist. Siouxsie and the Banshees – Spellbound The Chameleons UK – Swamp Thing The Cure – Fascination Street Sisters of Mercy – Temple of Love Cocteau Twins – Lazy Calm...

Southern Cross in the #BlackLivesMatter Film Competition

This lovely film (after the fold) that I had the pleasure of scoring, back when I was an MFA candidate at Columbia College Chicago, is in the running to be a part of the #BlackLivesMatter Film Festival, sponsored by Shadow and Act, the Black and African Diaspora film blog. Directed by Kameishia Wooten, and featuring some singing from Mae Crosby and myself. Check it...

Bowes Academy – This Weekend!

Bowes Academy has been tearing it up in the film festival circuit, lately. I wrote a bonkers orchestral score for it, and Jeffery Dennis Smith wrote a magnificent “alma mater” song, performed beautifully by the Bowesmen. It’s screening in Minneapolis and Fort Lauderdale, this weekend! Be sure to check it out! Minneapolis Underground Film Festival. Thursday, October 8th. 5:00p. St. Anthony Main Theatre. 115 Main St. SE. Minneapolis, MN. 55414. Miami and Fort Lauderdale (MiFo) LGBT Film Festival. Sunday, October 11th. 5:15p. Cinema Paradiso. 503 SE 6th Street. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33301.    ...